Course Description: EDUC 6422

Instructional Needs Analysis

Description:
This course provides an introduction to the role of Needs Assessment as part of an overall approach to design and development of instructional projects. The intent of the course is to provide a general understanding of the fundamentals of well-designed needs assessments as they relate to the design of training and education. Needs assessment methods are discussed, as well as approaches to stakeholder identification, instruments for data collection, data analysis and deriving solutions from the data that meet the customer's requirements.

Objectives:
After competing this course, students should be able to:

Develop a strategy for assessing specific needs based on the customer's situation

Derive a practical set of assessment instruments based on customer input

Identify performance discrepancies and their significance in the target audience

Develop an accurate summary of assessment results and reports that allow the customer to make informed decisions

Describe general approaches to assessment instrument selection, question design, data collection and summary of results

Analyze and apply appropriate research in the area of customer requirements, validation assessment criteria and evaluation of results

Prerequisites:
None currently indicated.

 

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